So very sad... I love this hairdryer because of it's size and how quickly it dries my hair. BUT, like the other reviewer, the fan just died the other day and I am ticked. For this amount of money, the dryer should be more reliable than that! I am going to have to find another ion dryer and probably just lug around a bigger one for travel. This is the second one I'd purchased (which shows I did like the results it gave on my hair), but I can't keep throwing away $130 every time it dies :(
Never again will I pay this kind of money for a hair dryer. I've used it for about a year and then one day the fan suddenly fried. I wasn't really impressed with it's performance as I thought I would be and it left me feeling like I had wasted money on a poor product. Would never buy again and would not recommend it to anyone.
I'm already a fan of tourmaline hair dryers. But my favorite, the Babyliss Pro TT Tourmaline Dryer (http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp/ItemID=72317) doesn't travel well. Although it's lightweight, it is a bit bulky, and it's not dual voltage (which means I can't use it in many other countries). I've tried to use a voltage converter when traveling overseas, but I can tell that the motor isn't running correctly, and I'd hate to wreck my all-time favorite hair dryer. So, after reading a lot of rave magazine reviews (which frequently say this compact travel dryer is so great that it could be used as your every day dryer...hmm, I wonder if these magazine reviews are quoting from the company's press releases?), I broke down and bought the T3 Bespoke Labs Overnight Dryer.
This product is advertised as a "professional ionic ceramic hair dryer made with genuine tourmaline cystals." It's small and lightweight (with a collapsable handle), dual voltage (110/220), and 1200 watt. Unfortunately, it's a lousy, expensive ($130 at Sephora) and did a bad job at drying my hair. And that was when I was using it in the United States--not even taking advantage of its dual-voltage feature.
I'm accustomed to a dryer that leaves my hair smooth and shiny, with little to no frizz. I'm used to a dryer that sometimes leaves my curly hair so straight that I don't even have to use my straightening iron! Unfortunately, the T3 Bespoke Labs Overnight dryer is none of those things. My hair turned out frizz and flyaway (at the ends) and heavy/greasy (at the roots). It took about twice as long to dry as it takes with my Babyliss, and did a worse job.
To be blunt, the T3 Overnight wasn't worth the money I paid for it, the time I spent using it or the space it took up in my suitcase! I'm glad I know what a great tourmaline dryer (i.e., the Babyliss) can do for your hair, because if this was my first exposure to tourmaline dryers I would return it to the store and never look back (and I'd tell all of my friends that tourmaline dryers are lousy). Fortunately, I bought this at Sephora, so it can go back to where it came from.
Of course, I'm still hunting for a great dual-voltage hair dryer :(